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Amir Gross Kabiri

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Nationality  Israeli
Occupation  CEO, Chairman

Religion  Jewish
Name  Amir Kabiri
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Born  August 29th 1980Tel Aviv, Israel
Residence  Paris, France Tel-Aviv, Israel
Known for  President of The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel Owner of Hapoel Tel-Aviv F.C

Amir G. Kabiri (Hebrew: אמיר גרוס כבירי) is an Israeli businessman, art collector, owner of Hapoel Tel-Aviv F.C., and best known as the President of the M.T. Abraham Foundation and the Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel.



Kabiri was born on August 29, 1980. He attended Ironi Daled high school in Tel-Aviv, Israel from 1992 to 1998, where he majored Business administration and Managerial economics.

Kabiri became President of the M.T. Abraham Foundation in January 2004, overseeing the exhibition of 74 Edgar Degas statues in museums such as the Tel Aviv Art Museum, the Valencian Institute of Modern Art, and the State Hermitage Museum.

During 2012, he co-directed a publication dealing with how the Soviets traded away their nation's art (1917–1938), including works of art drawn from the collections of the State Hermitage Museum, titled Selling Russia's Treasures. At the same year, he organized at the State Hermitage Museum an international colloquium, Posthumous Bronzes in Law and Art History, which hosted museum directors, art historians and legal experts.

As of early 2013, with the support and collaboration of the Lissitzky Committee in Novosibirsk and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Kabiri edited and managed the publication of El Lissitzky's "Jewish period" catalogue raisonné. the first volume among four on the artist’s oeuvre, while at the same year he organized and supported the exhibition "Lissitzky – Kabakov, Utopia and Reality”, which was on loan to the State Hermitage Museum, the Multimedia Museum Moscow and the Kunsthaus Graz.

In 2013, he co-edited the publication titled “White city – Bauhaus Architecture in Tel Aviv” which presents Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus architectural heritage and coedited and directed the publication titled “Lissitzky - Kabakov, Utopia and Reality”.

Prof. Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, agreed to Kabiri heading the Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel, whose main objective is supporting The State Hermitage Museum in its artistic, scientific, cultural and educational activities.

In 2014, as part of “Tel Aviv Days in St. Petersburg”, a cultural event led by the Israeli General Consulate in St. Petersburg, Kabiri supported the events on behalf of the Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel. Also, as part of the State Hermitage Museum 250th anniversary events in Israel, with the collaboration of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Kabiri headed “Dada and Surrealism” exhibition, from the Israel Museum, which includes holdings of individual artists, among them Man Ray, Max Ernst and Marcel Janco.

In 2015, he bought Hapoel Tel Aviv soccer club from Israel and in 2016, he signed a collaboration agreement with China Machinery Engineering Corporation (“CMEC”) which includes the construction of the new stadium of Hapoel Tel Aviv..

In 2016, he initiated the publication “The Life of Sophie Lissitzky-Küppers” with the collaboration of the Lissitzky Foundation at the Vanabbe Museum.

Publishing history

  • "The Sculpture of Edgar Degas" ISBN 978-965539-007-0
  • Las esculturas de Edgar Degas (ISBN 9788448255336) - co-author
  • Selling Russia's Treasures (ISBN 978-0789211545) - co-director
  • Lissitzky – Kabakov, Utopia and Reality (ISBN 9791092033007)
  • White City- Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv (ISBN 9791092033014)
  • Edgar Degas-Figures In Motion (ISBN 978-5-91373-064-0)
  • "Dada and Surrealism" (ISBN 978-5935725570)
  • "The Experience of Totality" (ISBN 978-8415691532)
  • References

    Amir Gross Kabiri Wikipedia

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